Joseph R. Profaizer, a U.S.-qualified attorney and English-qualified Solicitor, has practiced in both the United States and England. Mr. Profaizer is a Qualified Mediator (Texas 1994) and maintains a litigation and arbitration practice that focuses on complex international disputes.
Mr. Profaizer earned his L.L.M. from the London School of Economics (with merit) in 1999. He received his J.D. from the University of Texas at Austin in 1993. He graduated with a B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin (magna cum laude, Special Honors, Deans Distinguished Graduate) in 1990.
During law school, Mr. Profaizer served as the Research and Submissions Editor of the Texas International Law Journal. After graduating from law school, he clerked for Judge George P. Kazen of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.
Mr. Profaizer has represented public and private corporations as well as foreign sovereigns and their instrumentalities in a variety of complex multi-jurisdictional disputes, including insurance, investment, commercial, construction, energy, employment, e-commerce, pharmaceutical, securities, and technology disputes. He has served as lead counsel and counsel in threatened or actual litigation or arbitration in over 40 countries. He has successfully represented clients in state and federal courts at both the trial and appellate levels, as well as in all aspects of arbitrations under the rules of the ICC, the AAA/ICDR, the LCIA, JAMS and UNCITRAL.
Mr. Profaizer has also led internal investigations on behalf of corporations in the United States and Europe, including those faced with criminal and civil investigations by the U.S. Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission.
- London School of Economics, LL.M., 1999
- The University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 1993
- University of Texas at Austin, B.A., 1990
- England and Wales
- Political Risk and International Trade Credit Insurance
- White Collar, Internal Investigations and Corporate Governance
- International Arbitration